Laguna Products: All You Need to Know About Small Pond Pumps and Supplies
A backyard pond provides a home for fish and aquatic plants, glassy reflections, water for wildlife, and a gentle and tranquil sound and setting in your landscape. All you need are sand and a liner to build a small backyard pond. Apart from liner and sand to make a small backyard pond, you also need to ensure that the pond water is fresh and clean by investing on filters, plants, and pumps to remove and recycle waste, increase oxygen levels, and provide shade, and create a hardscape edging with the use of pavers, stones, and other building materials. The different edging materials may include stones, bricks, or pavers made of slate, sandstone, or granite. Pond plants help in preventing water from being offensive and stagnant, a protection for the pond liner, and helps in producing nutrients and oxygen to keep the pond water fresh.
In order to prevent pond water to be soaked in the soil, you’ll need waterproof liner which is usually made of ethylene propylene diene monomer, polyvinyl chloride, or butyl rubber. When it comes to PVC liners, their life-span is greatly influenced by direct sunlight, with varying usage and thickness that usually lasts from 7 to 50 years. Butyl rubber liners have great sun protection so they are more durable, flexible, and long-lasting than PVC liners. When it comes to other pond liner options, they include fiberglass rigid liners and semi-rigid plastic pond liners. Fish ponds need water pumps to supply enough oxygen and filters to clean pond water. For small ponds, surface pumps can do well, water cooled water pumps are better than oil cooled (leaving a slick on pond surfaces causing leaking), and submersible pumps may create little disturbance or noise.
When it comes to pond’s health, it is important to have a well-maintained pond, with larger ponds requiring more maintenance than small ponds. When choosing a water pump for your small pond, it is important to choose a trusted and reliable brand like Laguna Pumps which is a continuous-duty model. The two types of water pumps for ponds, one that is mounted outside the pond and one that works underneath the pond water (with better effect because it is not visible). It is best to use a pump with a filtration system to remove fish waste containing high ammonia that can be dangerous to your fish.
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